Experienced instructor with expertise in teaching music theory to specialty majors in their preparation to pursue careers in music; ability to perform additional departmental administrative duties supervising and coordinating other music faculty.
Director of Curriculum & instruction
Designs, reviews and updates specialty curriculum.
Leads, supervises, evaluates all specialty faculty, including adjuncts
Organizes and coordinates music department class schedule, performances, and other events
Serves on committees and task groups as assigned by the Executive Director and Director of Curriculum & Instruction including Leadership & Chair groups
Develops annual budget and approves expenditures
Coordinates and oversees numerous departmental events including but not limited to applications, auditions, faculty recital, outreach and in-reach events, open house, fundraisers
Responsible for teaching a full teaching schedule like all full-time faculty including applied music (strings preferred but not required), conducting the orchestras, and teaching theory and ear training
Performs departmental administrative duties supervising and coordinating other music faculty
Collaborate with faculty for a multi-disciplined, dynamic, student-centered approach
Understands use of music pedagogy and assessment practices for young artists
Exhibits positive human relation skills and communicates with parents/guardians, colleagues, and community groups
Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with faculty and students
Participates in the daily operation of the music department
Assist students in college advisement and preparation for admittance into conservatories, college programs and performing arts careers
Actively recruits students for the music program, speak publicly to various audiences as an ambassador for the school, and is willing to recruit at conferences and events outside of ASFA and/or outside of the city/state
Likes working with middle school and high school age students
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve a nurturing learning atmosphere
Utilizes and communicates with internal technology such as, e-mail, web content/ document management systems, grade reporting, etc.
Embraces new and emerging technologies and is willing to become proficient.
Works with all other instructors to facilitate flexible test dates and class attendance to benefit students
Is a team player and willing to follow a prescribed departmental curriculum
Engages in personal professional growth and demonstrates professional ethics and leadership
Attends and provides adult leadership and support for school performances and other school and student functions (e.g. specialty productions, concerts, student retreats, school dances, student council, prom, graduation, audition interviews, etc.)
Masters in Music; record of successful teaching in Music in secondary education. Area of expertise in instrumental instruction, strings preferred.
Experience conducting an orchestra and teaching Chamber music
Demonstrated vision for specialty curriculum development and implementation, reflecting knowledge of current standards
Experience working with young students of varying skill levels and diverse backgrounds is preferred
Candidates with a secondary area of expertise are preferred
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Executive Director may find appropriate and acceptable
About Alabama School of Fine Arts
The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a diverse community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative abilities in an atmosphere distinguished by the fusion of fact and feeling, risk and reward, art and science, school and society.
Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) is the only tuition-free school for the arts and sciences serving the entire state. ASFA is for students who strive for excellence in the arts and sciences in one of six specialty areas. Students can focus on creative writing, dance, math-science, music, theatre arts and visual arts. The school also offers comprehensive core academic classes. ASFA's nationally acclaimed faculty provides unmatched preprofessional arts and college preparatory training.
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